RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1132

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July 15, 2019

Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and small-space living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate your readership.


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Today’s Thought

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” — Albert Einstein


It’s Amazon Prime Day!
Today and tomorrow, shop at Amazon.com for so many great bargains your head will spin. If you can’t find an incredible bargain here on something you want, then, well, you must not need anything. Don’t miss this opportunity to save! Click here for today’s deals!

Tips of the Day

A simple reminder which just may save your RV roof

Don’t bang your [RV’s] head: Make an easy-to-read note and put it on your dashboard or sun visor showing your RV height in feet and inches – and in metric too, if you travel out of the country. It could save your TV antenna, air conditioner – even your roof. Thanks to George Bliss for the tip. 

Your oven pilot light
Unless you are using your oven a lot, leave the pilot light turned off when you are not cooking. It uses a surprising amount of propane.


RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:

How does a 30-amp dogbone power a 50-amp RV?

Sign up for Mike’s monthly RV Electricity Newsletter.
• While you’re at it, be sure to join his new Facebook group, RV Electricity.



RV club of the day

Aliner Owners Club
“The mission of the Aliner Owners Club is to promote camaraderie among owners of the unique campers and to maximize the A-frame camping experience.” Ownership of an A-frame-style camper (not just Aliner) is required for membership. There are 12 regions covering the United States and Canada. “Friends don’t let friends use canvas.”



Reader poll


Free travel information

Minnesota Explorer, Spring/Summer 2019
If Minnesota is a part of your summer itinerary, this online travel guide will provide you with countless ideas about what to see and do. There’s a comprehensive directory of upcoming events, and plenty of listings for campgrounds and RV parks. Best of all, you can download this for instant reference, or get it by mail if you’re not leaving for awhile. If you’re on a budget, you’ll find a guide to 18 free things to do in Minnesota here.

Oh, you might need a Minnesota highway map. If so, get one free here.



Quick Tip

“Do not run your furnace if all the occupants of the RV are asleep.”


Website of the day

The Frugal RV Travel blog is a guide on how to save money while RVing, whether part- or full-time. The website discusses boondocking in depth. One section we like is called “Emotional RVing,” which deals with the challenges of adjusting to living on the road.



OTHER CLUBS & USEFUL ORGANIZATIONS
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.

• Best Club for RVers: Escapees. All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
No park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.


Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

California city tries new approach to “RV homelessness.”
• Do you know who your RV park neighbors are?
Campground neighbor runs noisy generator more than necessary.
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Trivia

  • The world’s largest hamburger was eaten in Rutland, North Dakota, in 1982. It weighed 3,591 pounds. More than 8,000 people were invited to help eat it.


Leave here with a laugh

A dog walks into a bar and sits on a stool. He looks the bartender in the eye and says, “Hey, guess what? I can talk. Have you ever seen a talking dog before? How about a drink?” The bartender thinks for a moment and says, “Sure, the toilet’s right around the corner.”

Today’s Daily Deals at Amazon.com
Best-selling RV products and Accessories at Amazon.com
. UPDATED HOURLY.


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Tommy Molnar

I’ve been called several times for jury duty but never had to serve. They either canceled the trial (which was most of the time) or didn’t pass muster after the lawyer jury picking questioning.

Alvin

I checked out the Over Night RV Parking site and took the free, sample. I found that despite the owner saying he kept (keeps) this site current, that isn’t what I found some of those places haven’t been reviewed for years. Probably a waste of time. We are with Boondockers Welcome and couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend them, I personally haven’t heard one thing negative about the hosts or people complaining about their hosted spot. We give our hosts five bucks for each night we stay, although it ‘s stated in the spirit of this gift, that we don’t have to pay. Most of the places we’ve stayed beat the run of the RV mill line em up a mile long awning to awning,, by a country mile.

Darrel

“Quick Tip”
“Do not run your furnace if all the occupants of the RV are asleep.”

Dumbest thing I have ever read about RVing. Does the person who wrote that do the same in a sticks and bricks house????

Goldie

Why in the world would I not run my furnace when we are sleeping? So I can lose my basement heat and let my pipes freeze? What have you guys been smoking????

terri carlson

we will be on the road soon. How can we get our mail?

Pierre

“Do not run your furnace if all the occupants of the RV are asleep.”
Please stop posting stupid advice

Robbie

Aliner Owners Club….
Ownership of an A-frame-style camper (not just Aliner) is required for membership.”

Having a cone head is also required for comfort. 🙂

Mark L

What is the basis for not running the furnace when people are sleeping? The tip fails to provide why it’s a tip at all.

John

Quick Tip
“Do not run your furnace if all the occupants of the RV are asleep.”

So it is 20 degrees outside and I am suppose to stay awake and monitor the furnace. Where did this tip come from?